W. Michigan 81, Cent. Michigan 68
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP)
The Broncos (19-11, 11-5) won their fourth straight game and earned a bye in the opening round of the MAC tournament. They will play their first game Thursday against the winner of the game between No. 7 Bowling Green and No. 10 Northern Illinois.
Central Michigan (10-20, 7-9) finishes as the No. 9 seed and will face No. 8 Buffalo in the first round on Tuesday.
Jalin Thomas had 25 points to lead the Chippewas, who trailed 40-31 at halftime and never got closer than five points the rest of the way.